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H. R. McMaster

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H. R. McMaster
26th National Security Advisor
In office
February 20, 2017 – April 9, 2018
PresidentDonald Trump
DeputyK. T. McFarland
Preceded byMichael T. Flynn
Succeeded byJohn R. Bolton
Personal details
Herbert Raymond McMaster

(1962-07-24) July 24, 1962 (age 61)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Spouse(s)Kathleen Trotter (1985–present)
AwardsArmy Distinguished Service Medal
Silver Star
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit (2)
Bronze Star (2)
Purple Heart Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2)
Army Meritorious Service Medal (5)
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Army Commendation Medal (4)
Army Achievement Medal (4)
Military service
Nickname(s)The Iconoclast General
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1984–present
Rank Lieutenant general
CommandsEagle Troop, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment
1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment
3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment
Concept Development and Experimentation Directorate, Army Capabilities Integration Center
Joint Anti-Corruption Task Force (Shafafiyat), International Security Assistance Force
Maneuver Center of Excellence
Army Capabilities Integration Center
Battles/warsPersian Gulf War
 • Battle of 73 Easting
War on Terror
 • Iraq War
 • War in Afghanistan

Herbert Raymond "H. R." McMaster (born July 24, 1962) is an American Lieutenant General in the United States Army and author. He was the 26th United States National Security Advisor from February 20, 2017 to April 9, 2018.[1] He was commander of the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Ft. Benning, Georgia.

McMaster served as Director of Combined Joint Interagency Task Force-Shafafiyat (CJIATF-Shafafiyat) (Transparency) at ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) Headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan. He is known for his roles in the Gulf War, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

McMaster resigned as National Security Advisor on March 22, 2018, which became effective on April 9, 2018.[2] He was replaced by John R. Bolton.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Lucey, Catherine (February 20, 2017). "PRES. TRUMP PICKS PHILADELPHIA NATIVE ARMY LT. GEN. H.R. MCMASTER AS NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER". Associated Press. Archived from the original on February 22, 2017. Retrieved February 20, 2017.
  2. Landler, Mark; Davis, Julie Hirschfeld; Baker, Peter (2018-03-22). "McMaster to Resign as National Security Adviser, and Will Be Replaced by John Bolton". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-03-22.
  3. "John Bolton to replace H.R. McMaster as national security adviser". POLITICO. Retrieved 2018-03-22.
  4. Jaffe, Greg (2018-03-22). "Trump names former ambassador John Bolton as his new national security adviser". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2018-03-22.

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